Denise Gainey, Guest Artist Clarinet Recital Feb. 25 at 4:00

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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Denise Gainey, guest clarinetist

The USA Clarinet Studio will present a guest artist recital by Denise Gainey at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25 in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. This recital is the culminating event of USA Clarinet Day 2017. Dr. Gainey is Associate Professor of Clarinet and Coordinator of Music Education at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She will be assisted in the concert by clarinetist Kip Franklin and pianist Robert Holm.

Admission to this Department of Music concert is free and open to the public. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.

For more information about events associated with Clarinet Day 2017 visit or contact Dr. Kip Franklin at

About the guest artist

Denise A. Gainey is Associate Professor of Clarinet and Instrumental Music Education and Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a Backun Artist/Clinician, an educational recording artist for Carl Fischer Music, and is secretary of the International Clarinet Association. Gainey is an active clinician and recitalist throughout the United States and performs regularly with the Alabama Symphony. She has compiled and edited a collection of clarinet solos, Solos for Clarinet, published by Carl Fischer in 2001 (as Denise Schmidt), and is currently writing a book on the life and work of master teacher Kalmen Opperman. She received a Bachelor of Music Education from Florida State University, a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from The University of North Texas, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Clarinet from The University of Kentucky. Gainey’s major teachers include Kalmen Opperman, James Gillespie, Frank Kowalsky and Fred Ormand.

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